Memorial Day Weekend

05/24/2019

MAINopoly: A Taste of Main Street

On Memorial Day weekend, join us for ‘MAINopoly,’ a culinary walking tour of Main Street Santa Monica’s finest eateries and businesses, with a take on the classic board game. Food + drink specials, VIP lounge, and a chance at the grand prize! $25+; Sunday, 1-6 pm; 2807 Main St, Santa Monica, CA

Memorial Day Brunch Cruise 

Make the three-day weekend memorable by reserving your spot for a two-hour champagne brunch cruise with Hornblower Cruises. Enjoy views of the sparkling harbor with bottomless champagne or sparkling cider, a brunch buffet, live jazz entertainment, and more. Monday, 12 – 2 pm; 13755 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey, 90292

Legally Blonde at Hollywood Forever Cemetary

Blonde and beloved sorority queen Elle Woods (Reese Witherspoon) thinks she has it all. Every day’s a perfect day until her boyfriend breaks up with her for being too “blonde”. She applies to Harvard Law…like it’s hard? Practice your bend and snap and watch giddy Elle give the drab law school a makeover from the inside out! Selma Blair, Luke Wilson, Jennifer Coolidge, and Ali Larter also star in this slice of 2000s pop optimism! Bring beer and wine, a picnic, your BFFS and dress up for our custom Legally Blonde themed photo booth. $12 – $20; Saturday, 8:30 pm; Cinespia at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Rear Window at Hollywood Forever Cemetary

Wheelchair-bound peeper James Stewart catches a glimpse of all his neighbors’ lives. It’s all fun and games until he spies with his camera eye a murder in the dead of night. Or did he? Enjoy Hitchcock’s suspenseful guessing game under the stars. The special celebration with picnics, beer and wine, DJs and a free Photo booth. $12 – $20; Sunday, 8:30 pm; Cinespia at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, 6000 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038

Polo for a Purpose

Join in the inaugural Los Angeles-based Polo for a Purpose: An afternoon event to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at the Los Angeles Equestrian Center. Leading the two polo teams will be international polo players Brandon Phillips and Hall of Famer, Memo Gracida. Enjoy a variety of activities in the Kid’s Zone. At 3 pm, a thrilling polo match led by two of the world’s best players will kick off. At its conclusion, there will be a trophy presentation to the winning team. Following the presentation, players will be available for photos and conversation. Become a part of history and join us for Polo for a Purpose as we work to support patients and their families dealing with pediatric cancer and the continued work to find a cure for this
devastating disease. Monday, 1 pm; 480 Riverside Dr, Burbank, CA 91506

Battleship Iowa Memorial Day Tribute

The Battleship Iowa museum honors those who served with a special pier-side remembrance. Events include a patriotic dance performance by San Pedro City Ballet, arts & crafts activities for the kiddies, live music with patriotic songs by local rock band U.S. 99, military vehicles on display, and more. Self-guided tours and ship admission tickets will be available for purchase. All active, retired and reserve military will receive complimentary admission to tour the ship. Free; Monday, 10 am – 3 pm; 250 S. Harbor Blvd, San Pedro, CA; 877.446.9261

Queen Mary Salute to Service

The Queen Mary’s Salute to Service honors and remembers those who have served and pays homage to the legendary Queen Mary’s duty as a troopship during WWII. Check out historical reenactments and demos, and appearances by beloved historical figures. $40, $20/ages 4-11; Free/Veterans, active duty military and first responders (Guests of the same party receive 25% off discount); Saturday – Monday, 11 am – 8 pm; 1126 Queens Hwy, Long Beach, CA; 877.342.0742

First Annual San Gabriel Wine Festival/Sheraton Los Angeles

The Sheraton Los Angeles San Gabriel Hotel and EST Prime Steakhouse are hosting the San Gabriel Wine Festival. Wineries include Sonoma-Cutrer, La Crema, Artesa, One Hope Wines, Balletto, DAOU, and Aleksander. The event is held on the outdoor pool deck and is hosted by EST. Prime Steakhouse. Sample wines, try complementary cheeses, and soak up the sounds of live jazz. $45 (includes wine tasting, a souvenir wine glass and access to the cheese table), $75 (includes complementary valet parking, a souvenir wine glass, access to an exclusive lounge area, private cheese table and passed hors d’oeuvres); Saturday, 3 – 7 pm; Sheraton Los Angeles San Gabriel, 303 E Valley Blvd, San Gabriel, CA 91776

National Wine Day

Score 10% off magnums, 15% off mixed 6 packs of rosé, and select bottles for $10 at wine shop Vinovore (616 N. Hoover St, Silver Lake)—which specializes in female-made wine from around the world. Also: Chinatown bar LA Wine is offering happy hour prices ($8) on rosé and seasonal reds. Saturday, 5 pm – midnight; 900 N. Broadway, Suite 1070, Los Angeles, CA

Doga at the Park

The Healthy Spot pet store chain invites you to get your downward dog on with a 50-minute Doga session with instructor Stephanie Kang, founder of Doga Alchemy. Pups can enjoy a mini treat bar by Primal. Bring your own mat and water for you and your fur babay. Reservations required. Free; Sunday. 10 – 11 am; Westwood Recreation Center, 1350 S. Sepulveda Blvd, West Los Angeles, CA

Topanga Days

Enjoy concerts, a parade (8:30 am) and old-fashioned fun at this 46th annual fair. Spend Memorial Day weekend listening to live music and participating in games like sack races and horseshoes. $15-$35, $40-$70/three-day pass, Free/under 6, $15-$40/fun zone passes; Saturday – Monday, 10 am – 7 pm; 1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd, Topanga, CA; 310.455.1980

Fiesta Hermosa

This semiannual festival features some 300 artists and crafters, as well as food, live music, a charity beer and wine garden and more. Kids ages 3-10 can check out their own “kiddie carnival” area with a 30-foot slide, games, pony rides, a petting zoo and face painters. Free; Saturday – Monday, 10 am – 6 pm; Pier Plaza, Hermosa Avenue and lower Pier Avenue, Hermosa Beach, CA; 310.376.0951

RuPaul’s DragCon

RuPaul’s DragCon is a safe, fun space for fans of all ages and backgrounds to meet and interact with stars of RuPaul’s Drag Race, celebrities, and icons. Programming includes lip sync contests, shopping, challenges on the runway, and panel sessions on topics such as fashion, make-up, styling, and pop culture, for all genders, ages, and sexualities. $40/single-day, $70 weekend; Friday – Sunday; Los Angeles Convention Center, 1201 S. Figueroa St, Los Angeles, CA

The Exchange Dinner Pop-Up

Chef Asaf Doktor of Tel Aviv eateries DOK, Haachim and Abie collaborates with The Exchange’s Chef Alex Chang on a special dinner menu at the Israeli-inspired restaurant. Featured dishes include cured mackerel with potato salad and fresh horseradish cream; charcoal kohlrabi with feta cheese, whole sesame seeds, and young thyme; grilled octopus with fried zucchini zaziki, grated tomato and dried vine leaves; and lamb belly “matfune” wrapped in vegetables and buried in ash, stuffed vine leaves and black eggplant puree. Friday & Saturday, 5-11 pm; 416 W. 8th St, Los Angeles, CA; 213.395.9531

Katana Red Sun BBQ

Katana’s annual summer barbecue series inspired by the Ginza tradition in Japan kicks off this weekend, running Sundays through Labor Day weekend. Enjoy a special table-side robatayaki menu, live DJs and tropical summer cocktails on the restaurant patio. Sunday, 6 – 11:30 pm; 8439 Sunset Blvd, West Hollywood, CA; 323.650.8585

Brunch at Atrium

The newly opened airy greenhouse-inspired eatery will host a brunch that includes dishes and drink specials to celebrate the three-day weekend. Featured special selections include deviled eggs with smoked maple syrup, chives and caviar; crispy pork short ribs with gochujang, sesame and lime; and fried chicken, waffles and caviar. Saturday – Monday, 10 am – 4 pm; 1816 N. Vermont Ave, Los Feliz, CA; 323.607.6944

Memorial Day at The Henry WeHo

Head to The Henry WeHo because all members of The Henry’s eBites club will receive a coupon for 25% off on Memorial Day (applies to your entire bill, including alcohol). You can sign up for the eBites club here. Bring your friends and family for classic good eats and delicious cocktails, whether on the dog-friendly patio or in the timelessly beautiful restaurant. Monday; 120 N. Robertson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 9004B

Bacari W. 3rd’s Memorial Day Brunch

Bacari W. 3rd is hosting a special Memorial Day brunch and open bar out in the tucked away patio. Enjoy the Mediterranean inspired cuisine by Chef Lior including the Shakshouka, made with house rustic tomato sauce, bell pepper, sous vide egg and garnished with parsley; Shawarma Tacos, made with Mary’s air chilled chicken, Israeli spice mix, cabbage, pickled onion and lemon garlic tahini; and Smoked Salmon Pita, with capers, pickled red onions, cucumber, dill garlic crème fraiche served on top of a freshly baked pita. Relax on the patio under the shades of the oversized trees and as you indulge in Mediterranean bites, sip on a house red, sparkling wine, homemade sangria or Bacari beer at Bacari W. 3rd’s unique 90-minute open bar. Round it out with the malabi for dessert, featuring rosewater custard, shaved coconut, hibiscus flower syrup and candied pistachios. Monday, 10:30 am – 2 pm; 8030 3/4 W. 3rd St, Los Angeles, CA; 323.452.9149

Meditation at The Getty

Join electronic composer Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith in The Getty’s central garden for a unique guided meditation experience set to the sounds of her album Tides: Music for Meditation and Yoga. Nine tracks of densely layered prismatic tones are interwoven with field recordings or natural sounds for music that ebbs, flows, and connects the listener to frequencies both environmental and internal. Free; Saturday, 6 pm; 1200 Getty Center Drive, Bel-Air, CA; 310.440.7300

diptyque Pop-Up

The beauty brand’s first-ever West Coast pop-up continues at The Grove through the end of May, highlighting the brand’s personal fragrance collection. The opening of the pop-up coincides with the launch of a new eau de parfum, Eau de Minthe. Visit this weekend to discover olfactory landscapes and receive a personalized Polaroid portrait. Free; Saturday & Sunday, 1-6 pm; 189 The Grove Dr, Los Angeles, CA

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